Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

Project Description
The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) is a
research program to develop the tools necessary to monitor and
assess the status and trends of national ecological
resources. EMAP's goal is to develop the scientific
understanding for translating environmental monitoring data from
multiple spatial and temporal scales into assessments of current
ecological condition and forecasts of future risks to our
natural resources.

EMAP aims to advance the science of ecological monitoring and
ecological risk assessment, guide national monitoring with
improved scientific understanding of ecosystem integrity and
dynamics, and demonstrate multi-agency monitoring through large
regional projects. EMAP develops indicators to monitor the
condition of ecological resources. EMAP also investigates
designs that address the acquisition, aggregation, and analysis
of multiscale and multitier data.


Dr. Michael McDonald
E-Mail: mcdonald.michael@epa.gov

EMAP Homepage: http://www.epa.gov/docs/emap/

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